Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tattoo Parlors in Fort Myers

There are a number of tattoo Parlors in Fort Myers, but the premier tattoo establishment is worthy of a better title than simply “tattoo parlor.” It would almost be more fitting to call it a “body art gallery.”

It has only been in recent history that tattoos have started to be recognized as not just markings, but as a true art form. Before, the integration of art into the tattoo world was usually identified as performance art. The Spanish artist, Santiago Sierra, was a prime example of this in 2000 when he hired four prostitutes, and filmed them having simple black lines tattooed across their backs. Not unlike graffiti, today tattoos have become more than just cult art, but collectible art.

As proof of the latter paragraph, the Musée du Quai Branly, a prestigious art institution in Paris, is planning an exhibition in May of 2014 that will feature the artistic medium of tattooing. The display is to be called the “Tatoueurs, Tatoués,” or “Tattooists, Tattooed.” Internationally renowned tattoo artists will create the works of art specifically for the show.

One of the most shopped platforms for tattoo recipients has been the Internet. Those seeking amazing works of art have been going to the world wide web in search of designs, or at least ideas, of what may be the right piece of art work to adorn their bodies. This not only benefits the tattoo recipients, but the artists as well, placing their portfolios out for the world to see.

As is the case with contemporary art, questions about originality and copyright have emerged lately. There are those who feel as though their work should remain strictly theirs, and that not just anyone has the right to copy it. However, many tattoo artists look at being imitated as a true form of flattery. The issue comes into play when one tattoo artist copies another, then claims that the work is original.

Just as expensive artwork requires preservation measures be taken to keep it in its original condition, there have been skin preservation measures taken after the death of the bearer of a fine tattoo. Both the Wellcome Collection in London and the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum feature tattoo skins that have been cut from corpses and preserved. The Irish performance artist, Sandra Ann Vita Minchin, had a recreation of a 17th century painting by Jan Davidsz tattooed on her back. She has plans to have her skin preserved once she dies, and sold to the highest bidder at auction. This is one of many instances in which the tattoo does not die with the bearer. It is speculated by many in the industry that this practice of preserving tattoos posthumously is very likely to become quite common as the 20-year-olds of today enter their senior years.

No matter what you plan to do with your tattoo during life, or after death, you can be assured to get the best artwork available in the nation done right here at Articulture.

Articulture is a good example of what a tattoo shop should provide its customers. They are the only tattoo shop in Fort Myers that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and they place customer service as top priority. The skilled artists at Articulture will sit with a client and help create a design for them that will put a smile on his or her face. Articulture knows that by looking out for the safety and satisfaction of their customers, they are paying tribute to the entire tattoo industry. What others may consider “raising the bar,” Articulture considers the norm.